How to Enjoy a Roller Coaster

Have you ever felt butterflies halfway through the long line for that tall, fast, and extreme roller coaster? Do you not want to seem scared every time you go on big and small coasters? This article will help you overcome those embarrassing fears.


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    Breathe in an orderly and paced fashion. Heavy breathing causes high-blood pressure which excites roller coaster fanatics, but it scares the living daylights out of new coaster riders.
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    Don't think about the scary stats of the roller coaster. For example, Kingda Ka in New Jersey is 456 feet (139.0 m) tall and goes 128 mph (206 km/h). These facts would give a roller coaster novice cardiac arrest. Think about things around you, what will happen tomorrow, or even the latest movie that you've seen to get your mind off the roller coaster.
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    Try to ride scary roller coasters with a friend or family member. Companionship is key.
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    When on the roller coaster, closing your eyes for your first ride is helpful because people new to roller coasters aren't used to the rapid changes in speed and altitude. Most roller coasters are mild/high-speed rides with many turns and hills that give a vertigo-like sensation.
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    To enjoy the ride, think positively about your experience. Imagine you are flying happily, you're dreaming, but don't think negatively like the ride will crash or you'll be harmed. Think positively and try to enjoy every concept of the ride itself.
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    To feel an extra sense of satisfaction, check out your on-ride photo if the roller coaster takes one. It's very likely you look happy, excited, or (normally) scared in your photo.


  • Start out riding less-intense rides and work your way up to the major puke-a-nator machines.
  • Try appreciating the roller coaster itself. A large group of people worked very hard to put together thousands of pieces of steel (or wood) for your enjoyment, so you might as well enjoy every bit of it.
  • Have fun, think positively, and breathe calmly!
  • Fact: The chances of a normally inspected roller coaster to have an injury or fatality occur are 3,552,857 to 1.
  • If you really enjoy roller coasters then put your hands up.
  • For extra safety, the people who designed and built the roller coasters added a set of wheels on top and on bottom of the rails. Usually the highest of extreme roller coasters will have a head over protector (like on corkscrew and standing coasters) A seat, or a head over; a seat; and a seatbelt for extra safety.
  • If you think you're going to puke then you'll probably want to skip the roller coaster.
  • Roller coaster fatalities and injuries are extremely rare. Not only will thinking about crashing make you feel worse, it's a completely illogical fear.


  • Don't ride if you just ate.
  • Most roller coasters are high-intensity thrill rides intended to speed up your adrenaline allowing pleasurable thoughts to boggle your head. If that seems too intense, don't ride roller coasters that seem too intense for you. Go with your internal instinct.
  • If you know you don't like roller coasters in any way, don't bother trying to ride them. Instead of thinking you can ride any roller coaster, trust your inner instincts. Don't lie to yourself.

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